Talking Placemaking with Fred Kent

Michelle Bruch talks with placemaking expert Fred Kent about the makeover he helped orchestrate of Detroit's Campus Martius Park.
October 24, 2011, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Campus Martius Park did very well in Planetizen's recent survey to list the Top 100 Public Spaces in the U.S. and Canada, a collaboration with Project for Public Spaces (of which Kent is president). Kent says the poor economy is actually helping drive placemaking:

"In a way, the economy is helping us," Kent says. "People know they can't do big expensive projects, and instead they're doing a lot of little ones. There has been an explosion of interest because of that."

Bruch writes:

"Kent says the key to creating good public spaces is making people feel comfortable."

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Published on Sunday, October 23, 2011 in YongeStreet
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